山水人生After driving to the Geghard Monastery, I saw that the parking lot was also full of cars. I finally waited for a car to leave and vacated the parking space, and quickly drove in and parked the car to take a place. The monastery was actually built in the rock, and the rock on its back was also carved with a huge cross. The golden light graced the monastery a lot. Walking into the monastery built on the hillside, you can see that many spaces inside are excavated from the rock, so this monastery also has the nickname of the cave church. The interior of the church is relatively rudimentary and there is nothing special, except that there is a spring water flowing out of the cave in one room, so there are many people waiting in line to receive the spring water. It is said that the cave singing effect in the prayer hall is very good, but unfortunately no one shouted there at the time, so I did not experience the sound of nature. Because I have to rush back to Yerevan today to return the rented car, I still need to hurry up, so I didn't stay here any more, I hurriedly walked through and looked at it, which is considered to be a visit here.
_yt***60Well worth a visit, right in the city center, facing the beautiful Alarat Mountain, next to a park, morning and evening there are many people walking on the paths between the mountains, the air is very fresh, there are many mulberry trees on the road, sweet and delicious!
山水人生After breakfast, we checked out and left the hotel with luggage, and started our first day driving in Armenia. Following the offline "exploration map" navigation, I quickly drove out of the city of Yerevan, the capital, and entered a very spacious suburban expressway. There are not many cars in the morning, so driving is relatively smooth. Then the car entered the country road. Although it was a two-way single road, the road conditions were good. On the way, you can see Mount Ararat with snow on the top of the mountain. Unfortunately, although it is sunny today, visibility is not high, and the distant mountains look hazy. After driving about 42 kilometers in less than an hour, we arrived at the first tourist attraction today: Shenjing Church. Many tourists have arrived here, and there are already nearly ten cars in the parking lot. After parking for free in the parking lot, we started to visit the church.
Walking up to the courtyard of the church located on the rocky high ground, I saw this church with Mount Ararat as the background. Although it is located in a remote area, it is very sacred. In addition to the geographical advantage, it was also because it was once the place where the first priest who preached in Armenia achieved great achievements. According to the information, in the third century AD, the priest who was regarded as a pagan by the king was in this church and was imprisoned in the deep well for 13 years. Later, the king became seriously ill, but he survived in the deep well with the help of a mysterious woman. When the king learned about it, he let him go, but he healed the king's disease again. Since then, the king has embraced Christianity and made Christianity the state religion. So in 301 AD, Armenia became the first country in the world to regard Christianity as the state religion. This pastor is Gregorius, the first leader and enlightener of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Because of such a great priest, in 642 AD, to commemorate St. Gregorius, people built this monastery on the deep well where he was held, and this church became a sacred place. We first looked at Mount Ararat on the exterior platform of the church. Mount Ararat is divided into two peaks. The higher one is Mount Ararat (also the main peak of Mount Ararat). The measured altitudes are 5,165 meters and 5,137 meters. There is another one to the southeast of the main peak. The lower one is Little Ararat, which measures 3,907 meters and 3,896 meters above sea level. The very interesting reality is that this sacred mountain that Christians believe in is now located in Turkey, which believes in Islam. Not far from the church, you can clearly see the barbed wire fence and separation belt. Then we went to a hut to visit the deep well where the priest was detained, and went down the straight iron ladder to the deep well. In a small space, we felt the hardships of the year, which was deeply for the strength of this religious person. Moved by the will. When we walked into a monastery that was not luxurious, the layout seemed to be the same to us. Some people had started working and business early in the morning, but we did not see any religious people. Finally, I walked to the high rocky platform outside the monastery, where the grass was not covered with dust, and the mountains were endless. The large cemetery near the monastery is particularly eye-catching. The dead must also seek to settle in the land closest to heaven.
We had a beautiful room with 2 beds in one bedroom and two bathrooms, a den, kitchen (full size) and dining room table, perfect for my two daughters and I as we celebrated our daughter's pending wedding. They were so kind as to have the room available for our early check in. They also have a guest area with sofa, bathroom and TV if your room isn't available for early check in and a community kitchen for any cooking a guest might need along with BBQ in the event one wants to grill outside. Misty checked us in and all throughout our stay she would occasionally pop out to the pool and ask if we needed anything, a beer, a water, a diet coke - and just to make sure we were all having a good time. The pool area with misters was intimate, clean and a great way to enjoy the hot summer temperatures. We had a great time and will absolutely be back. The hotel was extremely clean and the prices I felt were reasonable, the service spectacular!
I heard that Armenia is free of visas!
May 26th, China and Armenia signed a number of bilateral agreements on mutual exemption of visas for ordinary passport holders between the two governments. After the agreement comes into effect, Armenia and Chinese citizens will be allowed to stay visa-free in the other country. 90 days.
Armenia, a republic of the Transcaucasian region at the junction of Asia and Europe. It is located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, bordering Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east and Iran to the south. This mystery, few people, Jingmei, low prices, simple folk customs, a small country, really worthy of travel ~
cici exclusive Raiders:
1, visa: has not yet confirmed the effective date Therefore, it is still necessary to apply for a visa on arrival, but the customs welcome the Chinese very much. There is no pressure at all~
one entry, staying for no more than 21 days, 6 (3000 drams);
one entry, stay period No more than 120 days, 31 (15,000 drams).
2, How to arrive: China does not currently have direct flights to Armenia. It can only be transferred from Ukraine or Russia, or from Iran or Georgia.
3, the best travel season: Armenia is cold in winter and hot in summer. The best season is spring and autumn.
May 9th, the anniversary of the victory of Armenia (similar to the status of National Day).
4, Currency: UnionPay credit card withdrawal is not supported throughout Armenia, only US dollars or Euros are exchanged. Banks and streets have a lot of money exchange stores, the exchange rate is equal.
5, the taxi software is called Yandex.Taxi, which is a Russian taxi software.
6, language, Armenians mainly speak Armenian and Russian.
Live in a log cabin on the top of Armenia,
is basically full of mountains here, and about 90% of the territory of the
land area is at high altitude. Place,
elevation is generally 1000 meters or more.
The cabin I chose is not particularly high
but the scenery is good
can overlook the canyon in the morning, overlooking, body and mind
night steamed Russian sauna, too comfortable / Hh/ These add up to as many as 100 yuan in the ocean...
The last country in Armenia
stayed in the capital Yerevan for half a month
a summer afternoon
peer friend said that we went out for a walk
Riding a motorcycle
on the map to find a church
riding in the past
found that the church is holding a local wedding
friends have been lamenting the bride so beautiful
groom but not endless Humanoid
I screamed and laughed out
When the priest preached
All the guests got up and indicated
I stood in the crowd
even if I couldnt understand their voice
I feel that this unintentional wedding
holy and beautiful
travel is a wonderful thing
It brings you the grandeur of this world
also brings you
gentle and small touched
Walking in the city centre of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, it is always attracted by carefully arranged shops on the street. One is a shop selling gifts, specializing in craft products from Armenia.
From ceramic animals to jars, from fine jewelry to retro bags, you can find them here. When you walk into the store, you will find a hole in the sky. There is also a large courtyard inside the door. It turned out to be a restaurant. .
Compared with neighboring Iran, Armenians love the barbecue and enjoy the traditional Armenian barbecue at festivals, important events, birthdays and other gatherings.
The first place in the Armenian food ranking is the barbecue khorovads. When the Armenians make barbecue, they use a slender iron sign to bake with coal. In addition to meat, sometimes the Armenians also meat. Baked with vegetables, the taste is not as bad as Iran.
The flea market, a few hundred meters away from the Republic Square, is full of people on the weekend, selling a lot of interesting things, including girls favorite earring necklaces, local specialties, and even Soviet antiques during the war. Georgia is even cheaper.
I have always heard that watching opera in Armenia is very cost-effective. We decided to go to the ballet opera on the last day. There is only one Georgian ballet opera in this period, and friends recommend it. We bought the tickets four days in advance. The best position is the first few rows on the first floor, 10000AMD, we bought the middle position, 8000AMD, and there is not a good position 6000AMD.
Its a very serious and serious thing to watch opera in Armenia. Armenians will wear formal attire to attend the opera house. Before a friend, they were stopped by the staff because they wore a hole trousers. Now, I turned over the box and finally I chose a long skirt. I rode it for a long time. In addition to a normal pair of jeans, I couldn't find a top.
The weather is a bit cold. I put a down jacket directly, and I was almost driven out by a long skirt and a pair of down jackets. The opera is about an hour or so, and the applause continues. We know less about the ballet culture and only say the first lesson for ourselves.
Khor Virap is a very representative monastery in Armenia, and the importance of religion, culture and politics has now become a must-see for Armenia. Khor virap means a deep pit, a deep well in which the legendary saint is imprisoned, and behind the Ararat, which the Armenians regard as a sacred mountain. It is called the Noah's Ark at the last stop of the Bible. It is more than 5,000 meters above sea level. The Turks took up and now belong to Turkey. At the foot of the monastery, it was 1 pm, and there were a lot of travel buses and trolleys. There was a school bus next to the students dancing and singing, and the people in a car were very happy.
You can reach the monastery in ten minutes. We lined up one by one and went down to the deep hole. After entering, I was very surprised. The small space of less than 3 square meters actually held people for more than ten years, if not strong. The heart and beliefs will be mad in such an environment. We just came in less than a minute, and there were people who went down to the cave for the glimpse of the saint.
As a holy place in the hearts of Armenians, many newcomers will choose to have a wedding ceremony here. The abbot held the cross to baptize the newcomer and complete the ceremony under the eyes of everyone.